EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Restructuring support instruments

Eurofound’s ERM database on support instruments for restructuring provides information on more than 300 measures in the Member States of the European Union and Norway. National governments, employers’ organisations and trade unions are among the bodies providing support for companies that need to restructure and the affected employees.

The support instruments are described in terms of their characteristics, involved actors, funding sources, strengths, weaknesses and outcomes. The aim is to inform governments, social partners and others involved about what kinds of support can be offered.

Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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  • CountryEU 27 + UK and Norway
  • PhaseEither anticipation or management
    • Anticipationrefers to activities that help to prepare workers or companies for change.
    • Managementcovers activities required to handle a current restructuring event while minimising social costs. It refers to the steps involved in implementing an organisational change process.
  • Typethe range includes training, advice, help with access to finance, matching activities and other supports for companies and workers affected by restructuring
  • Fundingby national, local or regional governments; the European Union; social partners jointly or individually; companies in general or the specific employer undergoing restructuring
  • Involved actorsincluding national, regional or local government; social partners and public employment services.
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Engelskt namn Lokalt namn Country Phase Typ
Short-time working allowances (Ordinary Wages Guarantee Fund – CIGO –, and Extraordinary Wages Guarantee Fund – CIGS –, Derogatory Wages Guarantee Fund - CID -, solidarity contracts, solidarity funds) Ammortizzatori sociali in costanza di rapporto di lavoro (Cassa integrazione guadagni ordinaria – CIGO –, straordinaria – CIGS – e in deroga - CID -, contratti di solidarietà, fondi di solidarietà) Italy Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
Short-time working support Kurzarbeitsbeihilfe Austria Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
Short-time working allowance Kurzarbeitergeld Germany Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
Short-time working Chômage partiel Luxembourg Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
The right of employers to reduce salary and working time Töötasu ja tööaja vähendamise õigus Estonia Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
Annual working time account and short-time working to retain employees at temporary reduced workload Konto pracovného času a podpora udržania zamestnancov pri dočasnom nedostatku práce Slovakia Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
Non-working Friday – support for preserving jobs Neradni petak – potpora za očuvanje radnih mjesta Croatia Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
Temporary reduction of working hours/suspension of employment contracts Redução dos períodos normais de trabalho/suspensão dos contratos de trabalho Portugal Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Training, Working time flexibility
Contribution at the time of partial unemployment - Kurzarbeit Příspěvek v době částečné nezaměstnanosti - Kurzarbeit Czechia Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
Short-time working allowance Korttidsarbete (korttidspermittering) Sweden Management Income support for workers, Working time flexibility